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Tongue Piercings May Bring Harm to Teeth and Gums

Posted 25 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 25, 2018 – You might think a tongue piercing is sexy and cool, but these hip accessories do your oral health no good at all, researchers say. People with a tongue piercing appear more likely to suffer from gum disease more often than those with a lip piercing, a Swiss study has concluded. Researchers found more cases of bleeding, receding or inflamed gums among a group of 14 ...

Americans' Obsession With Sugar Starts in Infancy

Posted 11 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, June 10, 2018 – It's well-known that Americans consume too much sugar. But that affinity for the sweet stuff starts as early as infancy, with some babies consuming added sugar that exceeds maximum levels recommended for adults, U.S. researchers report. Eating foods with added sugar can influence a child's food choices later in life. And added sugar has been linked with obesity, asthma, ...

Health Tip: Recognizing Triggers for Gum Disease

Posted 7 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Gum disease may include symptoms from swollen gums to bad breath and loose or sensitive teeth. Gum disease starts with a buildup of bacteria in the mouth. Tiny microbes combine with mucus and other particles to form plaque on the teeth and gumline. Brushing and flossing will get rid of some plaque, but if any remains, it often hardens and forms tarter. Buildup of plaque and tarter can lead to ...

Health Tip: Keep Your Breath Fresher

Posted 25 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Bad breath affects more than 40 million Americans, the American Dental Hygienists' Association says. Routine dental cleanings can help limit buildup of plaque, which can reduce bad breath. The association suggests these additional bad-breath preventives: Rinse your mouth with water after eating. Chew sugarless gum to stimulate flow of saliva – nature's own cleanser. Snack on celery, carrots ...

Advil Plus Tylenol Better Than Opioids for Dental Pain

Posted 25 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 – Over-the-counter ibuprofen and acetaminophen provide better relief for dental pain than prescription opioids and are less likely to cause side effects, researchers say. "What we know is that prescribing narcotics should be a last resort," said study co-author Anita Aminoshariae, an associate professor at Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine, in ...

Fewer U.S. Kids Are Getting Cavities

Posted 13 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 – Fewer U.S. kids are plagued by tooth cavities compared to just a few years ago, but income disparities persist, according to a new U.S. government study. Researchers found that in 2015-2016, about 43 percent of children ages 2 to 19 had cavities. That was down from 50 percent four years earlier. This is the good news. On the other hand, disparities were apparent: ...

Those With Diabetes Less Likely to See Dentist Despite Health Risks

Posted 4 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 – Many adults with diabetes don't see the dentist often enough, even though they're at increased risk for gum disease, researchers say. In a new study, investigators analyzed data from just over 2.5 million American adults who took part in an annual federal government health survey. The survey results showed that people with diabetes or prediabetes were least likely to ...

More Kids, Fewer Teeth for Moms?

Posted 15 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 – The Old Woman in the Shoe may have lost a tooth or two. Nursery rhymes aside, a new study reports that the more children a woman has, the fewer teeth she has in her later years. Mothers of three had an average of four fewer teeth than moms with just two children, according to the team of European researchers. "On the basis of our findings, enhanced promotion of oral ...

Health Tip: Your Teeth Are Tough

Posted 5 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Your teeth are incredibly strong, and with the proper care and regular dental visits, you can keep them that way. The American Dental Association offers these "tooth truths": Tooth enamel, which is 96 percent mineral, is the hardest substance in the body. Your teeth can exert an average of 200 pounds of pressure when you bite down. Teeth can last many hundreds of years, outlasting the person ...

Health Tip: Prevent Tooth Decay in Babies

Posted 27 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Parents and caregivers can pass cavity-causing bacteria to babies through saliva, by sharing foods and spoons. Or tooth decay can develop when an infant's teeth and gums are exposed to any liquid or food other than water for long periods, including when a baby is repeatedly put to bed with a bottle of formula, milk or juice. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to help prevent tooth ...

Many Parents in the Dark on When Kids Should First See a Dentist

Posted 19 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 19, 2018 – American parents are less likely to seek early dental care for their children if they don't receive guidance from a doctor or dentist, a new national survey finds. The poll of 790 parents with at least one child aged 5 or younger found that one in six of those who did not receive dental advice from a health care provider thought children shouldn't visit a dentist until ...

Health Tip: Dental Association Supports Fluoridated Water

Posted 14 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Not every community in the United States adds fluoride to drinking water. Nonetheless, the American Dental Association supports the practice, saying fluoridated water: Helps prevent tooth decay. Protects all ages against cavities. Is safe and effective. Saves money. The average lifetime cost per person to fluoridate a community's supply of drinkingwater is less than the cost of one filling. ...

Health Tip: Starting a Tooth Brushing Routine Early

Posted 8 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Tooth brushing should begin in infancy to instill lifelong habits and protect teeth throughout adulthood. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests: Start practicing oral hygiene as soon as your baby is born by wiping baby's gums with a soft, clean washcloth. Never give your baby a bottle in the crib. Choose healthy solids when introducing food to avoid tooth decay. Brush a child's teeth ...

Gum Disease Tied to Yet Another Deadly Illness

Posted 1 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 1, 2017 – Add one more reason to why you should brush and floss regularly: Gum disease bacteria are now tied to higher odds of esophageal cancer. The study tracked the oral health of 122,000 Americans for 10 years. It found that the presence of two types of bacteria linked with gum disease may hike the risk of the cancer. The presence of one oral bacterium in particular, called ...

Why a Headache Feels So Draining

Posted 15 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 – For many people, nothing's more draining than a throbbing headache or toothache. Scientists now think they know why. In experiments with mice, researchers at Duke University found that sensory neurons in the head and face are directly linked to one of the brain's main emotional signaling hubs. Sensory neurons in other parts of the body are only indirectly linked to ...

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